Friday, March 10, 2017

I Wouldn't Say

Dimwit. Such a terrible
word. I have always felt it in the gut
like meaningless malice,

a punch, not cut. The sort of thing
fools say to fool friends.
It’s the kind of name

one flings around. The kind of thing
I wouldn’t say
for fear of dirtying my mouth.

But I’ve been wrong about so many things,
I think—can’t help but think—
and you are not so bright.